- a disorder of vision due to a deviation from normal orientation of one or both eyes so that both cannot be directed at the same object at the same time; squint; crossed eyes.
Origin of strabismus
Related Words for strabismicboss-eyed, squint-eyed, strabismic, walleyed, absurd, askance, asymmetrical, awry, crazy, crooked, lopsided, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, squint, askant, cam, canted, cross-eyed
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The band was playing something that sounded like a strabismic version of the prelude to Tristan.Unicorns
- abnormal alignment of one or both eyes, characterized by a turning inwards or outwards from the nose thus preventing parallel vision: caused by paralysis of an eye muscle, etcAlso called: squint
Word Origin for strabismus
Word Origin and History for strabismic
"a squint," 1680s, from Modern Latin, from Greek strabismos, from strabizein "to squint," from strabos "squinting, squint-eyed." Earlier in anglicized form strabism (1650s).
- A visual defect in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an objective because of imbalance of the eye muscles.heterotropia squint tropia